| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If Kevin Youkilis leaves via free agency, what are the chances the Sox try Dan Johnson at third? He is patient and does have some pop. -- Kent Kimpel, Plymouth, Ind.
I think the chances are slim. I think they should bring him back, but I'm not sure how...
| May 13, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Left-hander Danny Duffy has been pulled from the Kansas City Royals' game at the Chicago White Sox with an apparent injury.
Duffy got Adam Dunn to fly out for the second out of the first inning before a trainer and Royals manager Ned Yost came out to the...
| May 13, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The Kansas City Royals lost their starting pitcher in the first inning and were in the middle of a listless day at the plate before pinch-hitter Johnny Giavotella turned it all around with one big swing.
Giavotella hit a two-run double off Matt...
| May 18, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Royals pitchers Danny Duffy and Blake Wood are scheduled to have Tommy John surgery within the next two weeks after being evaluated Friday by Dr. Lewis Yocum.
The 23-year-old Duffy had been the Royals' best starter, going 2-2 with a 3.90 ERA. The...
| May 22, 2012
| 8:46 PM
Luke Hochevar was much more effective than usual against the New York Yankees. That still wasn't enough to win.
Robinson Cano homered, Phil Hughes beat Hochevar for the second time this month and the slumping Yankees eked out a 3-2 victory over the...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:15 PM
The size of the crowd at Camden Yards on Friday night even surprised Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
Some of it could have been attributed to the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend. The postgame fireworks promotion probably brought a few out as well....
| Jun 10, 2012
| 6:37 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — With a left-hander on the mound, the Kansas City Royals didn’t want to throw Andrew McCutchen a strike.
“We didn’t care if we walked him,” manager Ned Yost said.
Sound strategy, poor execution.
| Jul 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Heading into his team's day-night doubleheader against Kansas City, one of Ron Gardenhire's top priorities was protecting Minnesota's taxed bullpen.
Scott Diamond and Cole De Vries eased their manager's concerns.
Diamond began the day...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Say this for the Phillies. They got a World Series title and five consecutive playoff seasons out of their payroll escalation.
But are they about to suffer Cubs-like pain?
That's the question that faces general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as he faces a...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Yuniesky Betancourt almost hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Detroit Tigers.
Comerica Park was too big, though, and Austin Jackson too fast.
The Royals scored three runs in the final...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:39 PM
No division was won by a greater margin last season than the American League Central, and its defending champions did their best to position themselves for another runaway on Tuesday.
Two wins away from a World Series berth in 2011, the Tigers have...